The Hills above Florence, 9 x 12 in.,oil
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Florence, Italy Paintings, Spring 2016

I've now been in Florence for about two weeks. It was quite a bit of trouble to find inexpensive housing for the month, But eventually I found something, albeit a little on the outskirts. But I borrowed a bike from a friend, and that's…
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Rome, Italy Paintings - Spring 2016, pt.2

Here is a second group of paintings done in Rome in the spring of 2016. These paintings are all 9 x 12", oil on linen. I'm in Florence now and soon you should start seeing some paintings from here. There are some logistical problems getting…
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Rome, Italy Paintings - Spring 2016

Some recent work from Rome, Italy. All oils, all 9 x 12 in. These are smartphone photos, sorry for the washed out quality. I'm in Italy for a two month painting trip.
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More Summer Paintings - 2015

  Here is another group of my more successful of plein air paintings done this summer. This small painting above is coming up for auction through my painted Journal"painted postcards" blog, where I auction …
Waiting for Their Big Day, 10 x 11, oil on linen. Sold

Summer Paintings - 2015

Here is a selection of some of my more effective works from this summer. I'm busy now doing a major rehab on  a work-space for myself, but I took a few months off this summer to paint and had a great time meeting a bunch of artists painting…
Calvert Marine Museum, 10x11 in. oil on linen
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Solomons, Maryland Outdoor Painting Event

  I did two plein air competitions in the summer of 2014. One, in Castine Maine, which  I wrote about previously. The second one was in Solomons, Maryland, which is an appealing town on the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. It…
View of castine Harbor, 6 x 6 in. oil on linen.
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Castine, Maine Outdoor Painting Event

Here is an overdue post.  But perhaps with spring only 3 weeks away, thoughts of summer are now  becoming more realistic. This was a wonderful painting event that I did in July of 2014,  in a gorgeous town just a few hour drive from my…
Portrait of Helen Sears, Abbot Thayer
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A Visit To Toledo's Museum Of Fine Arts

While I have been working in The Toledo area,  I visited the Toledo Museum of Fine Arts several times. Located in Toledo's  Old West End,a crumbling and beautiful historic neighborhood, the museum surprises with a well curated and friendly…
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Church Mural Re-Creation: Felix Lieftuchter, St. Aloysius, Bowling Green, Ohio

In Early 2014 I had the privilege to be called up to work on the recreation of a church mural at St. Aloysius church in Bowling Green, Ohio, The muralist is Felix Lieftuchter (b. Cincinnati, OH. 1883). My job is as an in-painter, which is…
St. Columba in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
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Felix Lieftuchter, Muralist, Biography

Felix Bernard Lieftuchter was an artist who was born in Cincinnati in  on Oct. 29, 1882. He produced at least six major church decorations, worked with mosaics and engaged in portraiture. Education He studied with Frank  Duveneck and…
Rockland Breakwater

The Big Move to Rockland, Maine!

Some of you may know that I have spent a significant time up in Maine in the last couple years. Well, now it is official! I now live in Rockland, Maine! Mid-coast Maine is a great place, a nice mixture of both nature and culture, plus…
Museo Capidomonte, Naples, Italy, 8 x 10 in. oil on linen
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Museo Capodimonte, Naples, Italy, 8 x 10 in., Oil.

The Museo Capodimonte in Naples, Italy is a wonderful museum at the top of a hill in a small park setting about a 30 minute walk from the historic center. While spending a month in Naples in June of 2013,  I walked up there a few times,…